August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum Offers Special $1 Admission

The Dallas Arboretum Offers Special $1 Admission for August Dollar Days, Presented by Reliant.
You and your family can also enjoy an additional $1 for admittance to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. [Read more…]

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Sisu Mixes Beach Vacation and Global Dining in Uptown Dallas

SISU Uptown Resort is a mix of a beach vacation, global dining and the comforts of home–all under one roof.

Eat. Drink. Swim.

Located in a 5,000-square foot historic home that has been completely renovated with modern design and eclectic details, Sisu encompasses a total of 16,000-square feet of beautiful seaside luxury, albeit landlocked and smack dab in the middle of Uptown, Dallas.

It is not only a restaurant with a distinguished menu of “local worldly” food but also fresh cocktails and local brews. The back patio area is accompanied by a new lavish salt water pool surrounded by palm trees. Enjoy your favorite room for a dining experience: kitchen, living room, family room, or private upstairs dining room with bar.

A hand-carved door imported from Thailand greets guests. Whimsical eccentricities, such as the peacock wallpaper, cacti wall, and fuchsia color theme, provide a funky atmosphere with all the comforts of home.

The spirit of Sisu was evoked by hospitality veterans Dan Bui (formerly of Sfuzzi, Candleroom, Ghostbar, and others), Entertainment/Brand Director Wade Randolph Hampton (formerly of Ghostbar) and Executive Chef Stefon Rishel (formerly of Brackets). The soul of Sisu was created by In-house Public Relations Director and Design Consultant Elizabeth Nguyen.

Happy Hour Special

Monday – Friday from 4:00 to -7:00 pm
House Wines & Well Drinks, $5
Happy Hour Food Menu Available

Global Dining

The menu spans the tastes of seven continents while obtaining many ingredients locally. Executive Chef Stefon Rishel describes, “The inspiration for this menu is summertime and cooking at my grandparents’ house where we’d pick stuff from their garden and road side stands. We would cook with great ingredients in which they had poured their heart and soul. It’s the family secret to making food shine.

Such starter delights as Duck Confit Quesadillas and Gulf Shrimp Ceviche served Peruvian-style launch the dining journey. A few tasty soup and salad options include Lobster and Sweet Corn Bisque, signature Sisu Salad made with field greens, local Chevre’, dried cherries and candied walnuts, and Grandview Farms Chicken Salad.

Whether from the earth or the sea, Sisu has a delicious selection of entrees: Grilled Texas Redfish with garlic spinach and grapefruit watermelon broth, Mesquite Grilled Lobster with charred corn salad and blood orange vinaigrette, Coriander Rack of Lamb with minted peas, carrot ribbons and blackberry-jalapeno demi, and Hand-cut, 28-day Dry-aged Bone-In Ribeye served with delectable white-cheddar horseradish mashed, crispy spinach and honey butter.

Special poolside food menu is also available for delivery directly to cabanas, as well as an inspiring Saturday/Sunday brunch menu.

Nightlife at Sisu

Sisu has retained the creative services of nightlife gurus, Wade Randolph Hampton & Associates, to ensure that the brand is slick, the music is stunning, and the flow of celebrities – endless. Hampton explains, “It’s such a rare opportunity to present an overall design and sound that is both cutting edge and absolutely timeless, simultaneously. Walk from one end of this property to the other and you’ll hear 50 years of incredibly sexy music.”

Sisu will feature multiple areas, including a massive patio/deck attached to the dining room, as well as a separate pool/cabana area with the ability to feature several music formats at once. Hampton continues, “Imagine Chico Hamilton’s unstoppable ‘El Toro’ from 1962 serenading over a glass of bubbly in the dining room. And then, only an hour later, soaking up a dreamy après dance under the stars poolside, to Maria Minerva’s retro-stealth ‘Disko Bliss’. There’s a real warmth to my current mix of French house music, Nou Disco and indie electro. But when I drop that dash of classic Michael Jackson, you’ll know it’s still coming straight from the heart. This might just be the most exciting music format I’ve been challenged to create for this town in decades.

Sisu, a sophisticated urban playground, is located at 2508 Maple Avenue (near Crescent Court), Dallas, Texas  75201. It is open daily from 11am to 2am serving lunch, dinner (served until 11pm), late-night, and poolside menus along with Saturday and Sunday brunch. Sisu is 21+ poolside with membership only. Pool closes after 10pm. Bottle service is available.

For more information about Sisu Uptown Resort, call  214.321.8765 or visit the website: www.sisuuptown.com.

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What’s Happening at the Perot Museum This Summer?

Family-fun Discovery Days

Don’t miss the fun at Discovery Camps, sleepovers and more equates to non-stop summer fun at the Perot Museum. Foster a love for science on the second Saturday of the month! The family-fun Discovery Days will feature exciting experiments, activities, and performances with scientists, educators, and artists throughout the Museum. [Read more…]

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Celebrate Father’s Day at the Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum logo

Celebrate the “Dad” in your life with One Free Admission into the Main Garden

Father’s Day Weekend
June 17 & 18, 11am-4pm, Café on the Green
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Pirates & Mermaids Invade Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Step Back in Time for the Time of Your Life!

Pirates and mermaids invade Scarborough Renaissance Festival May 20 & 21, 2017 when you and your family celebrate the mysteries and mischievousness with the Legends of the Seas weekend. [Read more…]

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Spend Spring Break at the Most Beautiful Place in Dallas

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

For families planning a staycation or visitors coming to Dallas for spring break, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has something for everyone. Encounter 100 varieties of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. The entire family will enjoy getting to experience what Southern Living boasts as one of the “South’s Best Botanical Gardens.”

Dallas Blooms: Peace, Love and Flower Power
Through April 9
As the largest floral festival in the Southwest, Dallas Blooms explodes with color from more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms throughout the gardens. The festival is sponsored by IBERIABANK. Dallas Blooms features unique weekends that highlight a different 1960s theme and incorporate headlines, music, TV, fads and fashion.

Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Children’s activities include face painting, a petting zoo and Kindermusik, located in the Pecan Grove.

Arboretum After Hours: Every Wednesday (excluding March 22)
Hours are extended until 8 p.m. each Wednesday evening. Pack a picnic dinner, bring a favorite book and have a mid-week escape from a busy schedule. Buy one get one free general admission is available at the ticket booth only, with a limit of one purchase per person.

Retro Crafts: March 15-April 5, 12 – 2 p.m.
Retro Crafts bring back memories of peace rallies, flower power and the generation that believed love could cure all the worlds’ ills. Kids and kids-at-heart can enjoy these crafts while hearing tales of another time in the Ann Stuart Courtyard on Wednesdays.

Vintage Garden of Games: March 11-12, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The garden transforms into the Candy Land board game where stops like Molasses Swamp, Gum Drop Mountains, and Peppermint Stick Forest are incorporated into the Arboretum maps. It’s a scavenger hunt of treats and games throughout the gardens.

Fashion Forward Weekend: March 18-19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The 1960s has its own special place in history regarding fashion, such as bell bottoms, parachute pants, tie die and flower crowns. Activities in the garden include flower wreath making, paper doll dressing and henna tattoos in the Val Late Garden. Guests can also view period fashions in the DeGolyer House.

Spring Festival Tea: February 27-April 7, Monday-Friday
Seatings at Restaurant DeGolyer by Gil’s Elegant Catering are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The price ranges from $49 to $59 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214.515.6511 or online at http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/dining/seated-teas. The seated tea is for those ages 13 years and older.

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden


Weekday Educational Programs: March 6-10 & 12-16
Program topics each day of the week will represent a different letter of STEAM: Science Mondays, Technology Tuesdays, Engineering Wednesdays, Art Thursdays, and Mathematics Fridays.

Go Green in the Children’s Adventure Garden: March 17-19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day means GOING GREEN! Join others for a chlorophyll of fun with programs focused on what makes the garden green, ways people can keep the environment green, a green-inspired lab and much more.

Arboretum Discounted Tickets: Save $1 on each regular price ticket when you purchase them in-store at local Tom Thumb locations.

BOGO Wednesdays: Through April 5 (excludes March 15):
Buy one get one free general admission, is available at the ticket booth only, with a limit of one purchase per person.

Group Discounts: 15 or more are available with advance registration by calling 214.515.6520.

C.C. Young Senior Thursdays: $11 general garden admission plus 20 percent discount at the Hoffman Family Gift Store. Valid for visitors age 65+ during festivals. Discounted Senior Thursday tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth only.

Discounted Parking: Pre-purchased online parking is $8. Regular parking is $15.

For more information about the Dallas Arboretum, call 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org.
About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15 or $8, if purchased in advance online.

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